18 June 2011

Derby Stance

Let's get back to basics. Derby stance is the basic body position that provides stability, agility, speed and power when playing roller derby. This week, let's spend 10 minutes evaluating our stance and trying to improve it.

  • Squat down as though you are sitting with your legs either side of a picnic bench, or riding a horse
  • Feet are shoulder width, with your weight distributed equally between your feet
  • Knees are bent at a 90 degree angle. They are facing out, positioned directly above your skates - not leaning in towards one another
  • Your weight is balanced through all 8 wheels, and you will feel your thighs working to maintain your upper body weight
  • Lift your tailbone to stick your booty out. You are bending at the ankles, knees and hips - be sure to keep your back in a neutral position
  • Your chest is open and upright, with shoulders slightly pressed back

1 comment:

  1. I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.